Donors drive, dine Kiss Me, Kate kicks off

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - PROFILES - CARIN SCHOPPMEYER

The Frank and Bar­bara Broyles Foun­da­tion teed off the sec­ond an­nual Drive and Dine for Dementia golf tour­na­ment on July 14 at Par­adise Val­ley Golf and Ath­letic Club in Fayet­teville.

Forty teams com­peted in the four-man scram­ble with the team of Bren­nan Sharpe, John Bis­son­nette, Tyler Harper and Doug Moore tak­ing top hon­ors. The green Broyles Foun­da­tion Cham­pi­onship tro­phy and a green Broyles Foun­da­tion Cham­pi­onship jacket — a la The Masters — were pre­sented at that evening’s din­ner at the Fayet­teville Town Cen­ter.

The golfers and more than 500 din­ner guests helped raise more than $150,000 for the non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion. The evening’s pro­gram also fea­tured U.S. Sen. John Booz­man and Hous­ton Nutt, both for­mer Ra­zor­back foot­ball play­ers coached by Frank Broyles.

The in­au­gu­ral Vol­un­teer VIP award was pre­sented to Blake Wright of Kather­ine’s Place.

The Broyles Foun­da­tion “pro­vides coun­sel­ing, train­ing and re­sources to care­givers in cri­sis at no cost.” Spokes­men tell me they plan to add more sup­port groups for those strug­gling to care for some­one with dementia and care­giver train­ing for both pro­fes­sional and fam­ily care­givers in North­west Arkansas and the na­tion.

Those tak­ing a swing to sup­port care­givers for dementia pa­tients in­cluded Harold Hor­ton, Gary Adams, Jessica Hudson, Melissa Shelley, Jane Nemetz, Jeff Hildebrand, Ja­cob Arnold, Bent­ley Banis­ter, Greg Lasker, Linda Vigil, Molly Arnold and Betsy Broyles Arnold, foun­da­tion chief exeu­tive of­fi­cer.

That same evening, the Arts Cen­ter of the Ozarks in Spring­dale cel­e­brated the first night of Kiss Me, Kate with its an­nual Open­ing Night Gala. The event in­cluded heavy hors d’oeu­vres and drinks be­fore the show and a

champagne in­ter­mis­sion.

The non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion gave open­ing night guests a sneak peek at the up­com­ing sea­son, re­veal­ing plans for pro­duc­tions to in­clude Sense and Sen­si­bil­ity in Oc­to­ber and Driv­ing Miss Daisy in March.

Among those kick­ing off the Kiss Me, Kate run were Tareneh Man­ning, Taruna and Scott Bold­ing, Sarah and Zach Broth­ers, Cathy and Jim Crouch, Lynn Don­ald Carver, Carolyn Sadler, Greg Sadler, Deb­bie and Mike Lut­trell, Cindy and Roland We­ber, Sarah Cobb and Josefa Miche­lini.

For more event photos — nwadg.com/photos/so­ci­ety. Melissa Shelley (left) and Jane Nemetz vol­un­teer at Drive and Dine for Dementia.

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Gary Adams (from left), Jessica Hudson, Betsy Broyles Arnold and Molly Arnold gather at the sec­ond an­nual Drive and Dine for Dementia golf tour­na­ment July 14 at Par­adise Val­ley Golf and Ath­letic Club in Fayet­teville.

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Jack Broyles (left) and Hank Broyles play in the Drive and Dine golf tour­na­ment.

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April Hudson (from left), Scott and Taruna Bold­ing, Tareneh Man­ning, Arts Cen­ter of the Ozarks board pres­i­dent, and Kath­leen Trot­ter, ACO ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, at­tend the Open­ing Night Gala for Kiss Me, Kate on July 14 at the arts cen­ter in Spring­dale.

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Sarah Cobb (from left), Zach and Sarah Broth­ers and Josefa Miche­lini at­tend the Kiss Me, Kate open­ing.

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Greg Sadler (from left), Carolyn Sadler, Nick Lut­trell, Becky Lut­trell, Natalie Lut­trell and Deb­bie and Mike Lut­trell stand for a photo at the open­ing of Kiss Me, Kate.

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Lynn Don­ald Carver (from left), Joyce Jones, Char­lotte Steele and Bette Wil­liams visit at the Arts Cen­ter of the Ozarks.

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Jim and Cathy Crouch (from left) and Cindy and Roland We­ber en­joy the Open­ing Night Gala.

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Gary Adams (from left), Steve Cox, Jeff Hildebrand, Ja­cob Arnold, Harold Hor­ton and Bent­ley Banis­ter help sup­port the Frank and Bar­bara Broyles Foun­da­tion on July 14.

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